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This is an easy, excellent chopped Mexican salad. Mexican salads have a way of reviving your taste buds with all of the fresh lime juice and cilantro (and if you don’t like cilantro, keep reading!).

I discovered this salad through my cousin’s wife, Alla, on our recent trip to WA. I couldn’t wait to make the salad when we got home. You know, the same thing happened last year when we visited WA; I posted a whole stream of lovely dishes shared by my relatives. Maybe I should travel more often? 😉

I love that you can change up the ingredients and make this salad your own, like adding carrots instead of snap peas if you don’t have them in the fridge. This salad is going into the regular rotation at our house! I love the cilantro in it. I think it adds an amazing freshness and complements the lime dressing perfectly.

P.S. Here’s a great tip from Alla: if you aren’t a fan of cilantro, you can use parsley instead, but make sure to use lemon juice in the dressing instead of lime. As a rule of thumb, lime goes well with cilantro and lemon works well with parsley. Thank you Alla for sharing your delicious recipes with us! 🙂

Mexican Salad Ingredients:

1 large head Romaine Lettuce, rinsed, chopped and dried
1 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (or large tomato, diced)
1 avocado, diced
1/2 English cucumber, sliced
1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
l cup Snap peas, whole, optional
1/2 cup corn kernels (canned or freshly cooked – click here for corn tutorial)
1/3 bunch fresh cilantro

Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Lime Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 medium limes (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

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How to Assemble the Mexican Salad:

1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients and shake or whisk them together then set aside.

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2. Chop all salad ingredients and combine in a large salad bowl.

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen

3. Shake salad dressing again prior to serving and drizzle the top with as much salad dressing as you prefer. Toss salad together and enjoy!

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen
So yummy, fresh and healthy!

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen

Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This is an easy, excellent chopped Mexican salad. Mexican salads have a way of reviving your taste buds with all of the fresh lime juice and cilantro. You can change up the ingredients and make this salad your own; like adding carrots instead of snap peas if you don't have them in the fridge. P.S. If you aren't a fan of cilantro, you can use parsley instead, but make sure to use lemon juice in the dressing instead of lime. As a rule of thumb, lime goes well with cilantro and lemon works well with parsley.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 4 -6 as a side

Ingredients

Mexican Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 large head Romaine Lettuce rinsed, chopped and dried
  • 1 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes halved (or large tomato, diced)
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion thinly sliced
  • l cup Snap peas whole, optional
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels canned or freshly cooked
  • 1/3 bunch fresh cilantro

Lime Dressing Ingredients:

Instructions

  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients and shake or whisk them together then set aside.
  2. Chop all salad ingredients and combine in a large salad bowl.
  3. Shake salad dressing again prior to serving and drizzle the top with as much salad dressing as you prefer. Toss salad together and enjoy!

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  • Hayden Renwick
    April 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    Added a little honey to the dressing. Then finely julienned some fresh ginger, shallow fried the ginger until it was crisp and light brown. Tossed the salad. Drizzled the dressing over the top and then sprinkled the ginger over the top of the salad. Everything worked well together! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Hayden! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Carrie
    August 23, 2018

    Great salad! Easy to do and the dressing is lovely. Enjoyed by all. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      You’re so welcome Carrie! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Keely
    June 28, 2018

    This looks healthy! Oh, and for Aussies, cilantro is coriander 😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2018

      Hi Keely! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Jane
    June 28, 2018

    Good salad, pretty in the bowl. Don’t put too much corn in it, too sweet. I added one crushed garlic to the dressing, and took it out before adding it to the salad. I took the salad to a fiesta party and it was gone! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Jane! Reply

  • Jessica Stutz
    May 5, 2018

    Amazing recipe! Made exactly as-is and everyone loved it paired with fajitas! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2018

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is a hit Jessica! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • dave
    January 2, 2018

    i love it Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      I’m glad to hear that Dave! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Sheila
    December 19, 2017

    Cilantro? Is that a herb? I know Americans have different words for ingredients. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Yes and in some areas it is referred to as coriander. I hope that helps! 🙂 it looks like parsley but has a different flavor profile. Reply

      • Sheila
        December 19, 2017

        Ahhhh, coriander. Thanks! Reply

  • Michelle
    April 25, 2017

    So delicious and fresh-tasting!
    I had a small can of sliced black olives and threw them in.
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2017

      You’re welcome Michelle! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Ruth Boyd
    July 10, 2016

    Amazing tasty simple salad, served with chicken enchiladas and wow has totally revamped this meal for us, thank you 😀😀x Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2016

      MMM that sounds perfect with chicken enchiladas 🙂 Reply

  • Donna
    May 25, 2016

    Hi Natasha,

    First, your photos are top notch!

    Even better was your recipe for the Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing. Raves from my eight neighbors, who are all great cooks, on game night.

    I confess to adding a tablespoon of honey to the dressing.

    Thank you so much for sharing!!
    – Donna Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2016

      Thank you so much Donna! I do love your idea to add honey! Thanks for sharing. I will have to try that 🙂 Reply

      • JANE
        June 28, 2018

        I added a touch of honey also. Reply

  • Ilona
    May 23, 2016

    Thank YOu very much for yummy and simple salad! made it for Birthday Party and it all gone!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2016

      Ilona, I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us and you are welcome 😀. Reply

  • Betsy
    May 1, 2016

    I love your salads, especially with avocados and the pictures you post make them look so yummy that I try and have one of your salads with my supper every night. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2016

      That’s wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • February 5, 2016

    I know this is an older post, but just wanted to let you know I am headed to a supper club this evening where the main course is chili and corn bread and I was assigned the salad. So today I ran out and got the ingredients and am making it and taking pics as I go! I will write about it in my Hospitality section and credit you the recipe with a link.
    Can’t wait to try it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2016

      That’s wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope you have a fun meeting and I hope you love the salad 🙂 Reply

  • Amy
    January 29, 2016

    I loved this salad. I didn’t toss it, but put it on a long/narrow platter with the pile of romaine in the middle, and the other ingredients in piles on the ends & then dressed it. I set out tongs & people could add what they wanted. I also added a small pile of thinly sliced radishes.
    I only didn’t toss it the first time, because I was in a hurry & didn’t read that far in the directions, but I’ve done it that way each time now, as it’s pretty.
    The second time I made it I added black beans to make it a main dish. It would be great with chicken added as well.
    Wonderful recipe. I served it the first time with enchiladas. It was so light & bright. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 29, 2016

      Hi Amy! I love your ideas for this salad. Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

      • Amy
        January 29, 2016

        Thank you! I’m excited to have discovered your site. I’m trying the sweet potato coconut soup next. 🙂 Reply

  • November 15, 2015

    I made this salad tonight for guests. Everyone loved it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 16, 2015

      I’m so happy you and your guests loved it! Thank you for the awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Ray
    August 29, 2015

    I am making this for a dinner party tonight. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 29, 2015

      You’re very welcome 🙂 Reply

  • BB
    July 29, 2015

    Add black beans for protein and it’s a perfect vegetarian meal! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2015

      Thanks for the tip :). Reply

  • natasha
    June 1, 2015

    Made this twice in two days lol Love it!
    Natasha thank you so much Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Sue
    May 2, 2015

    I added tequila to the dressing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2015

      You are a brave one! How was it? Reply

  • October 27, 2014

    Made this tonight after googling “mexican salad”. Pretty straight forward and easy to make and got good reviews overall from the fam. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 27, 2014

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Phil :). Thanks for the great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Vika
    August 6, 2014

    I made this salad today. It’s very refreshing! And I think the snap peas are a must if you like some crunch in your salad 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2014

      Thanks Vika 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I do love the crunch 🙂 Reply

  • June 5, 2014

    What a gorgeous and colourful salad! And I was just wondering what to have for work lunches next week. Thank you! Reply

  • Mexican salads really do have a way of pepping up your tastebuds. This one looks amazing. Love the pictures. My favorite salads have nuts, fruits, and cheese in them, but Mexican-style salads are a close second.
    Love the tip to use lime with cilantro and lemon with parsley. I never thought about that before! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2014

      Thank you so much Christin! Now you’ve got me wanting to put cheese in this next time. I’ll have to start experimenting. I’m with you on the nuts fruit and cheese! 😉 Reply

  • Yet another sensational recipe by Ana! I think this is just the salad to revive my taste buds…I’m kind of in a salad slump. I just got a beautiful bunch of fresh cilantro at the farmers market, so this salad is a must! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2014

      Thank you so much Lindsey. I need to hit the farmer’s market. I bet their cilantro is a little better than the one I’m finding in the grocery store! 🙂 Reply

  • fatty
    May 31, 2014

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG, AND YOUR RECIPES AND ALL THE THINGS YOU WRITE
    I MADE SOME RECIPES AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS ¡¡¡¡ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2014

      You’re so nice 🙂 I’m so happy you’re enjoying the recipes and sure appreciate your awesome compliment! Thank you!! 🙂 Reply

  • Kate B.
    May 31, 2014

    What a pretty salad. It reminds me of the Greek salad but has Mexican flare! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2014

      I also love that you can change up the ingredients just like in a Greek salad and keep the base the same for a yummy salad every time! Reply

  • Lydia
    May 31, 2014

    That looks so fresh and healthy. It’s kind if like the salad version of guacamole. Yum! I love Mexican foods! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2014

      That’s why I love it so much. It totally reminds me of guacamole too. The flavors are so nice! Reply

  • May 31, 2014

    Hi Natasha,

    It’s Monica again…
    I looked into your website and found this salad recipe…hmmm I think next time I will try this. Looks so yummy, fresh and must be healthy.

    Thanks for the recipe

    Monica Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2014

      Hello again! 🙂 Yes it is super healthy and tasty! I hope you love it 🙂 Reply

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